AHP principles of practice updated for occupational therapists

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has launched its AHP principles of practice-based learning: working together to support our future workforce.


Created in collaboration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the principles exist to ‘support the development of quality, sustainable placement opportunities for pre-registration physiotherapy occupational therapy learners.’ 


These principles are evidence-based, practical and include space for personal and group reflection. 


The organisational body hopes the resource will help AHP professionals tackle the challenges surrounding practice-based learning by providing clear and consistent messaging.


Through a collaborative effort, professionals can create placements that meet the needs of everyone. 


RCOT Pre-registration Education Manager Carolyn Hay said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the CSP to develop and support embedding these placement principles across pre-registration education.  


‘We believe that quality, sustainable practice-based learning opportunities are a key element of pre-registration studies. The placement principles will be a valuable resource to support the continued development of learning opportunities across our professions.’


Further resources 


RCOT has uploaded a webinar where you can learn about the AHP principles of practice-based learning in more detail – alternatively, you can check out their supporting pre-registration learners webpage.